Syed Ali Hassan received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta USA in 2011. He received his MS Mathematics from Georgia Tech in 2011 and MS Electrical Engineering from University of Stuttgart, Germany in 2007. He was awarded BE degree in Electrical Engineering from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan, in 2004. His broader area of research is signal processing for communications with a focus on cooperative communications for wireless networks, stochastic modeling, estimation and detection theory, and smart grid communications. Currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS), NUST, where he is the director of Information Processing and Transmission (IPT) Lab, which focuses on various aspects of theoretical communications. He also held industry positions, in Cisco Systems Inc. CA., USA, and Center for Advanced Research in Engineering, Islamabad, Pakistan.